CAIRO: Egyptian Foreign Ministry and the religious institution of al-Azhar condemned Monday the assassination of Southern Yemen’s Aden governor Ghaafar Mohamed Saad who was killed along with six guards by the Islamic State group affiliate’s attack in Yemen Sunday.
“Egypt stands with brotherly Yemen in this circumstance in which the hands of evil terrorism are trying to undermine the legitimacy of Yemen,” Egyptian Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Ahmed Abu Zeid said in a statement Monday.
He added that Egypt supports the efforts of the Arab coalition to enable the Yemeni’s legitimate institution to control over entire Yemen.
Egypt was one of nine member states that participated in the Saudi-led military coalition in Yemen against the Iran-backed Houthis, who have controlled northern parts of the country since January. Since March the coalition troops have launched airstrikes against the Shiite Houthis.
In another statement, Al-Azhar, the most prestigious Sunni Religious Institution in Egypt and the Arab World, condemned Monday the killing of governor, offering its condolences to Yemen’s people over their loss.
“Such barbaric bombings and attacks violate all divine religions, all norms and human values,” the statement read.